The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is a pluralistic Nursery to 12 Jewish day school in New York City. It holds two central values, pluralism and egalitarianism. Located in Manhattan, the school seeks to follow the example of its namesake, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.Other "Heschel Schools" are located in Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Canada. Despite having similar names, the three schools are otherwise unrelated.Unlike other Jewish Day Schools or other religiously affiliated schools, The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is unique in that it had a much more liberal ideology. It was founded on the principles of Abraham Joshua Heschel who marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. He believed in Judaism as a tradition for connection to a singular ineffable being without criticizing people who believed in other things. The school emphasizes diversity amongst its students and their differing religious traditions as well as amongst the ideas brought up by its students. The leadership values those who think differently and encourages debate.SchoolThe Abraham Joshua Heschel School was originally housed in three buildings: The Early Childhood Center and lower school was located on West 89th Street, the middle school on West 91st Street, and a newer high school on 60th Street . In the summer of 2009, it was announced that construction would begin on a new building at 61st Street and West End Avenue, adjacent to the high school building, which would house the Early Childhood, lower school, and middle school divisions. The planned new facility was referred to as the "One Campus Plan," and construction began in 2009. The new facility would include space to expand the number of classes in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and the school began running extra classes starting with the class entering kindergarten in the 2010-2011 school year.
THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: FOR 2- 5-YEAR-OLDS
At Montclare, we believe that a teacher-guided, balanced approach establishes an excellent educational foundation, providing the skills children need for Kindergarten and future learning.
Our teachers scaffold opportunities for our students to problem solve, learn conflict resolution and manage frustration and expectations. Learning to transition, follow routines and engage in cooperative play, children build confidence and independence, becoming more willing to take appropriate risks. Our teachers encourage meaningful interactions and friendships, further boosting a child’s secure sense of self.
At Montclare we support the growth of the whole child. Through inquiry, discussion and exploration our program fosters reflective thinking, and increasingly abstract reasoning. Our curriculum promotes logical thinking by introducing skills in context and providing concrete materials. The acquisition of knowledge bolsters self-esteem, and learning with others greatly enhances social intelligence.
Furthermore, both in and out of the classroom, physical development is an integral part of each day including a series of fine-motor activities, sensory and gross–motor play, as well as participation in dance, movement, yoga, PE and gymnastics.
Public School 9, The Sarah Anderson School is a public elementary K–5 neighborhood catchment school that offers two programs: Renaissance and Gifted. Founded in 1830, P.S. 9 is located on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York City.School nameThe Sarah Anderson School is named after Sarah Anderson, a beloved school paraprofessional and parent for whom the Board of Education renamed PS 9 at a May 1981 memorial dedication. Never married, she was the mother of three: Clarence "Pete" Anderson, Ronald Dean Anderson, and Thomas Anderson. Sarah Anderson is buried at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Griffin, GA. Her nickname, for those close to her, was "Peggy." Her daughter-in-law, Earnestine Anderson, also worked with Sarah as a paraprofessional at PS 9. Earnestine resides in Griffin.In 1993, under Principal Joan Gutkin, PhD, PS 9 received magnet school funding for music and art and henceforth adopted the name, "Renaissance School of Music and Art." Upon the departure of Dr. Gutkin, and with the ebb and flow of funding for the arts, PS 9 uses both names, interchangeably.HistoryOriginal locationThe school that became P.S. 9 was originally organized by the vestry of Saint Michael's Church (Episcopal) in the early 19th century. The vestry continued to operate the school in the Bloomingdale area until a law was enacted November 19, 1824 which barred church schools from receiving public school funding. On May 22, 1826, the Public School Society of New York acquired it; and, in July 1827, the Society paid $250 for a 100x100 foot tract at 82nd Street between 10th (Amsterdam) and 11th (West End) Avenues. On July 19, 1830, the Society completed the construction of a one-story clapboard school at 466 West End Avenue for $1,500, accommodating about 50 children. The Society transferred jurisdiction of the school to the Board of Education in July 1853.
Among private alternative schools in New York City, The Smith School is exceptional. Total enrollment 50 and class sizes average five students. The Smith School specializes in unleashing each student's potential by providing a learning environment that is safe, friendly, structured, and supportive.
The Smith School is ideal for students who struggle in larger public classrooms or other private schools. Whatever the issue, The Smith School is committed to the success of each student.
Located on the Upper West Side, near Central Park and several museums, students are treated to an experience rich in art, music, and cultural events.
PS 166, the Richard Rodgers School of Arts & Technology, is a public school administered by the New York City Department of Education and located in the city's Upper West Side neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. An elementary school, it serves about 600 pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade.The building, located on West 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, was designed by C. B. J. Snyder and opened in September 1899. It was completely renovated and modernized in 1995 and designated a New York City landmark in 2000. Although the school is still referred to as PS 166, it was formally renamed in honor of Richard Rodgers in 2003.
Welcome To New York Jazz Academy. NYJA is the fastest-growing music school in New York City. Its innovative and comprehensive jazz curriculum has helped hundreds of students, including adults and kids. NYJA began in Manhattan with a simple and determined mission of providing ensemble performance and rehearsal opportunities to talented young musicians. Over the years, the school has seen unprecedented growth while developing into a new and successful model of jazz education and professional development for musicians of all ages and levels. Now NYJA helps train and develop a student body of all ages and levels, including seasoned performing artists using NYJA programs as a form of professional development, adult hobbyists of varied ability, supremely talented teens, and beginners of all ages. With locations thriving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, New York Jazz Academy has become a beacon of inspiration and insight for musicians ready to take their jazz playing to the next level.
NYJA offers jazz band rehearsals, jam sessions, improv workshops, individualized lessons, and much more. Boasting a faculty roster of many of the finest musicians and educators in NYC, NYJA gives students a chance to learn all styles of jazz on virtually any instrument, including piano, guitar, drums, voice, saxophone, trumpet, and more. An active contributor to the cultural vitality of the city, NYJA also offers school outreach programs and assemblies, special performances, partnerships with major jazz clubs, custom workshops for out-of-town students, online classes, and educational consulting and publishing.
The Anderson School PS 334 is a New York City school for gifted children in grades kindergarten through 8 from the city's five boroughs. It was founded years ago (September 1987) as The Anderson Program under the stewardship of PS 9. The New York City Department of Education (DOE) spun off Anderson in July 2005 as a stand-alone school — PS 334.EnrollmentAnderson's enrollment, as of February 10, 2010, was 559 students. Since inception, Anderson has had two sections (classrooms) per grade. For the 2009–10 school year, the DOE admitted three sections for kindergarten and opened an additional section for 1st grade.AdmissionsThe five citywide schools, of which Anderson is one, admit children from New York City's five boroughs (citywide), without preference for their district of residence.All gifted education programs in NYC, Kindergarten through 3As of the 2012–2013 school year, the application process for all gifted and talented (G&T) programs in the City uses the following two assessments Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, 2nd Edition (NNAT-2) The non-verbal component of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, 8th Edition (OLSAT-8)The nonverbal component of the assessment is weighted approximately 2/3 and the verbal is weighted approximately 1/3.(This was changed in 2015 and now both parts weigh the same 1/2)
Over 7 years experience teaching math and history in the New York City Department of Education.
Experienced in multiple teaching styles and catering to students of all levels.
I do not just do homework with students. I learn the specific curriculum the student is following, and design instruction to increase student learning. Homework can be used to practice that instruction when appropriate.